Chabahar Day to be held on 26th February
publish date: Wednesday 02 January 2019
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MRUD News—Mohammad Rastad, Head of Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), met with the ambassador of India in Tehran, Saurabh Kumar, and appreciated Indian partner for their efforts to develop Chabahar Project. He confirmed that Iran comply with his obligations as per Chabahar Agreement.
Rastad pointed to the first follow-up committee for the implementation of Chabahar Agreement which was held successfully and to the formal operation of Indian IPGL as operator of Chabahar Port on 24 December 2018. He stated that “one main goal in operation of IPGL is marketing and attraction of goods as well as increasing freight traffic that is of high importance for PMO”.
Rastad, as deputy of Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development, informed of a conference to be held on the ‘Chabahar Day’ on 26th February 2019 in which all stakeholders in Chabahar Port will attend. He further expressed hope that IPGL would actively attend the event and showcases huge potentials of Chabahar Port for attraction of investments and operations to this port.
Head of Iran PMO also called the ‘Chabahar Day’ as a great opportunity for businessmen, traders, freight companies, national and international Liners from Iran, India, and Afghanistan as well as other countries and emphasized that one of the main goals of Chabahar Agreement is entrance of large international Liner in this Port.
According to Rastad, the prerequisite forachieving this goal is launching and taking advantage of suitable equipment needed for berthing large ships and loading and unloading of ships in this port that hopefully will be met with continued operations of Indian IPGL.
Rastad also emphasized on the importance of developing economic cooperation between Iran, India, and Afghanistan for the PMO for which the potentials of Chabahar Port play an undeniable role.
Saurabh Kumar also noted the end of his mission in Tehran and expressed satisfaction over bilateral cooperation of Iran and India in port and maritime sector specially in development of Chabahar project.
Kumar also added that “during this period we could take positive steps for advancing economic, and commercial relations between Iran and India especially in development of Chabahar Port.
The Indian party pointed to the finalization of IPGL operation in Chabahar Port and stated that “in fact our main activity has been started and we have a long way ahead”.
Moreover, in this meeting, other issues relating to the trend of activities and facilitation of finalizing Chabahar Agreement were discussed between the two parties.